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Mi sento il cor traffigere

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Mi sento il cor trafiggere,
presso a morir son io,
e non conosco, o dio,
chi mi traffige il cor.
Non so dove mi volgere,
in vano i numi invoco,
e il duol a poco
degenera in furor!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Philip Taylor


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Michael Berridge) , "I feel my heart pierced", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-11-08 23:25:37
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I feel my heart pierced

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

I feel my heart pierced, 
I am near to death, 
and I do not know, oh god, 
who has pierced my heart. 
I know not which way to turn, 
in vain I call upon the heavens, 
and my pain 
will soon turn to madness!

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